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Energies 2009, 2(2), 340-361; doi:10.3390/en20200340
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Mesoscale Simulation of Year-to-Year Variation of Wind Power Potential over Southern China

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Received: 27 April 2009; in revised form: 27 May 2009 / Accepted: 1 June 2009 / Published: 3 June 2009
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Abstract: The objectives of this study are to combine historical observations and state-of-the-art numerical models (MM5/CALMET system) to map the spatial distribution of wind resources in high resolution, and to help foster a deeper understanding of the wind power potential over southern China (Guangdong). Hourly wind fields were simulated for three entire years (2004-2006). It found that almost 70% of the time, the wind speed along the coast of Guangdong is over 5 m/s, which is deemed a baseline magnitude for typical wind turbines. Spatial plots of the wind speed and power and their variations over Guangdong Province for the three years are also presented.
Keywords: wind power map; mesoscale modeling wind power map; mesoscale modeling
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Yim, S.H.; Fung, J.C.; Lau, A.K. Mesoscale Simulation of Year-to-Year Variation of Wind Power Potential over Southern China. Energies 2009, 2, 340-361.

AMA Style

Yim SH, Fung JC, Lau AK. Mesoscale Simulation of Year-to-Year Variation of Wind Power Potential over Southern China. Energies. 2009; 2(2):340-361.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Yim, Steve H.; Fung, Jimmy C.; Lau, Alexis K. 2009. "Mesoscale Simulation of Year-to-Year Variation of Wind Power Potential over Southern China." Energies 2, no. 2: 340-361.


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